Saturday, September 14, 2013
Silly and Something Outdoors (This week's Photo Hunt themes)
As this blog's regular readers know, I love spending time in Hong Kong's great outdoors, particularly its 24 country parks. But I also do appreciate the Big Lychee's urban parks, particularly Victoria Park -- where events of a serious as well as fun nature regularly take place.
In recent years, one of the more fun events at Victoria Park that I look forward to is the annual Hong Kong Flower Show which features some pretty impressive floral displays and elaborate creative arrangements, like these and these. And Hong Kong being Hong Kong, you can pretty much count on some whimsical and kawaii expressions of creativity on occasions like this.
Also at events like the Hong Kong Flower Show, one will come to the realization that there are thin lines between creativity, kawaii and/or whimsy, and just silly. And while evaluations of where the lines lie are obviously subjective, my criteria for silly at such an event is when I come across a sight that leaves me thinking "What the..?" or gets me bursting into laughter.
At this year's edition of the flower show, the top two silly sights as far as I was concerned were those whose images can be seen at the top of this entry for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts. And yes, I know that that snake-shaped floral figure was created to commemorate this year being the Year of the Snake according to the Chinese lunar calendar -- but even so, the very idea of a large-sized snake-shaped floral figure and sight of it did/does tickle my funny bone! As for that green-skinned bathing-suited (and -capped) figure... it's definitely imaginative but, let's face it, also makes for an improbably amusing sight, right?
Or maybe it's only me who sees it that way... you tell me! And while you're at it, do let me know too whether I'm the only person in the world who gets thinking of Yosemite Sam when they see pansies... or whether I'm being just plain silly there? ;b